Monday, May 23, 2011

1976 Kellogg's #29 - Bill Lee

  • What did he do to deserve a 1976 Kellogg's card?
    • Lee won 17 games in three straight seasons
    • Started two games in the 1975 World Series -- had a 3.14 ERA in 14.1 innings but did not figure in either decision
  • 1976 Highlights: 
    • Had a 5-7 record with a 5.63 ERA
    • Missed almost two months (late May to mid-July) after injuring his shoulder in a brawl with the New York Yankees
    • Graig Nettles was initially blamed by Lee for hurting him, but Nettles was actually trying to keep Lee out of the fight. Mickey Rivers was the one who actually hurt Lee's shoulder. Lee took a swing at Nettles after the fight was broken up -- Nettles punched Lee and gave him a black eye.

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